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Sempervivum calcereum ( 1 piece )

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Sempervivum, commonly known as “Hens and Chicks” or “Houseleeks,” are hardy succulent plants known for their rosette-shaped leaves and ability to produce offsets.

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Estimated delivery dates: May 30, 2024 - Jun 1, 2024


Sempervivum, commonly known as “Hens and Chicks” or “Houseleeks,” are hardy succulent plants known for their rosette-shaped leaves and ability to produce offsets.

how to grow and care for Sempervivum succulents:

  1. Light requirements: Sempervivum plants thrive in full sun to partial shade. Place them in a location where they can receive at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight per day. If growing indoors, a south or west-facing window with bright light is ideal.
  2. Temperature and humidity: Sempervivum succulents are typically cold-hardy and can tolerate a wide range of temperatures. They prefer average to cool temperatures between 60-75°F (15-24°C). They can withstand some frost and colder temperatures but may need protection in severe winter conditions. Sempervivum plants are adapted to low humidity environments and don’t require high humidity levels.
  3. Soil and potting: Use a well-draining succulent or cactus potting mix for Sempervivum plants. You can also create your own mix by combining regular potting soil with perlite or coarse sand. Ensure the pot has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.
  4. Watering: Sempervivum plants have low water requirements and are drought-tolerant. Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. During the active growing season (spring and summer), water the plants sparingly, approximately once every two weeks or when the soil is dry to the touch. Reduce watering frequency in the winter months when the plants go into a period of rest.
  5. Fertilization: Sempervivum succulents have low fertilizer requirements. They typically don’t require regular fertilization. However, if you want to provide some additional nutrients, you can use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer formulated for succulents or cacti. Apply the fertilizer sparingly during the active growing season, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
  6. Propagation: Sempervivum plants produce offsets, or “chicks,” around the base of the main rosette. These can be separated from the parent plant and replanted to propagate new plants. Gently detach the offsets and plant them in well-draining soil. Allow the cut ends to callus for a day or two before planting. Keep the soil lightly moist until the offsets develop roots.
  7. Pruning and grooming: Sempervivum plants typically don’t require extensive pruning. However, you can remove any dried or dead leaves by gently pulling them away from the base of the rosettes. This helps to maintain the plants’ neat appearance and prevents any potential pest or disease issues.
  8. Pests and diseases: Sempervivum succulents are generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, they can occasionally be susceptible to mealybugs or spider mites. Regularly inspect the plants for any signs of infestation, such as tiny webs or cottony clusters. If pests are present, treat them with insecticidal soap or use a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol to remove them.

By following these care guidelines, you can enjoy the beauty and resilience of Sempervivum succulents as they grow and produce new offsets, creating lovely rosette clusters in your garden or containers.

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